Make It Happen: A Guide to Happiness for LDS Singles
Do you know what it means to be a kigatsuku person? Are you currently in a “hurricane” relationship or a “bridge” relationship? Do you know what it takes to be “righteous in the dark?” Have you struggled to find your place in the world as an LDS single? Do you feel like a misfit or a menace — like a circle trying to fit into a square?
If so, you’re not alone. It used to be an anomaly to be twenty-one and single in the LDS culture, but now there are entire stakes filled with single adults. In this book, author Kylee Shields explains how you can make the most of your single life, even if your current situation isn’t what you expected.
Make It Happen is a collection of principles, blog entries, stories, and conversations had on couches, floors, kitchen tables, and at many single-adult gatherings. It is filled with practical ways to make changes in your life, find hope, increase faith, strengthen relationships, and build the kingdom.
By Lexie, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Make It Happen is an inspirational self-help book designed to help LDS singles find happiness in a marriage-oriented culture. Kylee incorporates quotes, doctrines, action questions, and real life experiences to illustrate the principles and ideas she is trying to convey. Even though I am not single myself, I have a lot of wonderful friends and family members who are and who are struggling to find happiness as an LDS single. However, the great thing about this book is that it is not just meant for singles; it can be applied to any person, in any stage of life.
There were so many topics covered in Make It Happen; everything from being in a healthy relationship all the way to how to make better use of your scripture study time. They are simple concepts that most of us have already heard. However, they are also explained and illustrated in a way that makes them seem "doable".
One of the best parts of this book is that the author not only tells you that you can change but she also tell you how to go about doing it using her own real life experiences. She doesn't claim to have all the answers (who does? :) but shares her own stories in the hopes it will be of benefit to someone else.
Make It Happen is an eclectic blend of encouraging and inspriational concepts, told in a friendly, conversational way and highlighted with relatable stories
By Marcus, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I love that my family is so large, yet we are all so close to each other. It is amazing to see the great things that they do. One of these moments, is when you read your cousins book and you realize that she is an author. My cousins Kylee Shields is an author, who wrote a book. I read the book and I loved it! She gives great examples, experiences and stories of her life and what she has done to make the most of it.
Each chapter starts with an awesome quote or scripture. It gives the reader a good beginning for what that chapter is about. Although I am not single (but remember, I didn't get married until I was 26, and in the Mormon world, some may say that is old!) I learned a lot from this book and came to the conclusion that there are always areas where I can improve and become a better person, friend, husband and father.
Kylee is not afraid to put herself out there and share all of her experiences, good or bad. She tells about what she learns and what she can do to become a better person. Her positive attitude radiates through her words on each page and you can tell that she is a happy, motivated and positive person who is always looking for the best.
Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of the book and give it a read. As you read you will have a motivating and exciting experience where you will want set some goals and get to work at becoming a better person in your everyday life, whether you are single, married, widowed or divorced. Read it, you won't regret it!
By Shauna, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book may have been specifically written for a single person...
But...I learned SO MUCH about ME and MY LIFE even though I am married!
I learned about being in HEALTHY relationships, taking charge of my LIFE instead of just going with the flow, how to set GOALS, how to change it up to get more VARIETY in life, how to turn off technology to be more PRESENT in the moment, how to truly STUDY the scriptures and have more MEANINGFUL prayer, and how to GROW where I am planted.
I LOVED Kylee's stories from her life and the things she has gone through and how she has grown because of them. I APPRECIATED how candid she was as she shared many personal feelings.
This book really touched my heart!
I think EVERYONE needs to read this book!